Ok so i think i figured it out now.. Fixed the tool (superglue) and tried on the right grill (non-mauled)
Sigh.. The idiot BMW techie was pushing the bottom clip down on the left grill with a screwdriver, now i cant lift it up to straighten it out anymore. It stuck bending downwards (both clips)
So now I dunno how to flatten it out again to get it up with the right angle tool..